Austin - 7 and 10: "Real" and the Given

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This exercise deals with two topics: (1) what the term "real" means and (2) what is "given" to us in sense experience. In both areas, Austin argues that philosophers have often been guilty of serious linguistic and factual errors.

These summaries and problems deal with Chapters 7 and 10 of Austin's Sense and Sensibilia (New York, Oxford University Press, 1964). These exercise materials are copyrighted (c) 1998 by Harry J. Gensler but may be distributed freely.

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